Third-Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 External Funding Recipients

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Apr. 11, 2018

The Division of Research and Economic Development wishes to recognize and thank the following UNLV faculty and staff for pursuing and obtaining external funding in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2018. For more information on recent external funding recipients and their awards, please visit our External Funding Recipients page.

Principal Investigator: Brett Abarbanel

UNLV Department: International Gaming Institute

Project Title: Evaluating and Enhancing GameSense: A Qualitative Approach with Employees

Funding Agency: MGM Resorts International Global Gaming Development, LLC

Amount: $120,033

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Brett Abarbanel

UNLV Department: International Gaming Institute

Project Title: Evaluating and Enhancing GameSense: Public Health, Social Science and Business Perspectives

Funding Agency: MGM Resorts International Global Gaming Development, LLC

Amount: $1,229,787

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sajjad Ahmad

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Partner Center for Advanced Studies in Water (PCASW) at the University

Funding Agency: University of Utah

Amount: $65,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Shubhra Bansal

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Metastability and Long-Term Degradation in CIGS Devices: Effect of Alkali Treatments, Back Contact and Emitter Layers

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Amount: $280,540

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Arpita Basu

UNLV Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Project Title: Effects of Strawberries on LDL Cholesterol and Insulin Resistance in Overweight/Obese Adults with the Metabolic Syndrome

Funding Agency: California Strawberry Commission

Amount: $117,629

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jacimaria Batista

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Bench-Scale Evaluation to Support ZVI-Enhanced Bioremediation (Bio-ZVI) at Galleria drive (NERT) Site, Henderson, Nevada - Task 1

Funding Agency: Ramboll US Corporation, a Virginia Corporation

Amount: $244,635

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Dennis Bazylinski

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Collaborative Research: Protein Mediated Magnetite Biomineralization

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $40,365

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Dana Bickmore

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: Advancing Administrator Development (AAD)

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $26,260

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: 2017 Nexus UROP Scholarships & WFD

Funding Agency: NV System of Higher Education

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Robert Boehm

UNLV Department: Center for Energy Research

Project Title: Regional Test Center Phase III

Funding Agency: Sandia National Laboratories

Amount: $80,550

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Mark Buttner

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Masters-Level Graduate Assistant - 2018 Spring Semester

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $9,518

Project Type: Scholarships and Fellowships

 

Principal Investigator: Arlen Chase

UNLV Department: Anthropology

Project Title: Interpreting Ancient Maya Society Through Residential Groups and Public Architecture: Markets and the Socio-economic Integration of Caracol

Funding Agency: Alphawood Foundation Chicago

Amount: $42,715

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Lung-Wen Chen

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Development of Smart-CMB (S-CMB) for Air Pollution Source Apportionment

Funding Agency: Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Amount: $198,825

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jin Ouk Choi

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Achieving Higher Levels of Standardized Facility Design in the Upstream, Midstream and Mining (UMM) Commodity Market (Phase 2)

Funding Agency: University of Texas, Austin

Amount: $122,673

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheila Clark

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: Walking School Bus Pilot Program and Toolkit Development

Funding Agency: NV Department of Transportation

Amount: $219,633

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Andrew Cornelius

UNLV Department: High Pressure Science & Engineering Center

Project Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances Program - High Pressure Science and Engineering Center (HIPSEC)

Funding Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration

Amount: $881,847

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Carlton Craig

UNLV Department: Social Work

Project Title: Nevada Partnership for Training

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Health and Human Services-Dv of C&FS

Amount: $1,390,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: UNLV Radiochemistry Life Cycle Plan - Task 23

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $92,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kenneth Czerwinski

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: Evaluation of Phases, Properties and Interactions in Uranium Metal and Cladding with Simulated Burnup

Funding Agency: TerraPower, LLC

Amount: $96,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Christina Demopoulos

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Seal Nevada South/2017-2018 School-Based Prevention Project

Funding Agency: Oral Health America

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Christina Demopoulos

UNLV Department: School of Dental Medicine

Project Title: Oral Health America/Ronald McDonald House Early Childhood Caries (EEC) Project

Funding Agency: Oral Health America

Amount: $200,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Dale Devitt

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Plant Soil Water Environmental Monitoring Associated with the Valley Electric Solar Field in Pahrump, NV

Funding Agency: Valley Electric Association, Inc.

Amount: $51,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Dale Devitt

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: To Understand Landscape Impacts from Energy Sprawl in the Trans Pecos Region, TX

Funding Agency: University of Texas, Austin

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Carolee Dodge-Francis

UNLV Department: Amer Indian Resrch & Edu Ctr

Project Title: Journey: NIDDK Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons/ STEP-UP

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Amount: $178,433

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Eric Farbman

UNLV Department: Neuroscience and Neurology

Project Title: Clinical Coordination Center for STEADY-PD3

Funding Agency: Northwestern University

Amount: $42,510

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Daniel Gerrity

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: BACTcontrol: On-line Quantification of E. coli in Drinking Water and Recycled Water Applications - Task 3

Funding Agency: Nevada Center of Excellence dba Waterstart

Amount: $20,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Michael Green

UNLV Department: History

Project Title: Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West

Funding Agency: University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Amount: $14,152

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Amanda Haboush

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Early Childhood Education Evaluation - WKF2

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $16,530

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Mira Han

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: CAREER: Using Indel Rate Variation to Understand Evolutionary Constraints on Distances Between Functional Elements in the Genome

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $127,320

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Andrew Hardin

UNLV Department: Mgmt, Entrepreneurship & Tech

Project Title: I-Corps Sites: UNLV Lean Entrepreneurship Advancement Program

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $94,240

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Elisabeth Hausrath

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Jacobs Technology Graduate Intern - Stephanie Ralston

Funding Agency: Jacobs Technology

Amount: $42,362

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Christina Hernandez

UNLV Department: Jean Nidetch Women's Center

Project Title: Rape Prevention Education Grant - Green Dot

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $54,338

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Clemens Heske

UNLV Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry

Project Title: HNEI-PEC-3

Funding Agency: University of Hawaii

Amount: $91,989

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: David James

UNLV Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Construction

Project Title: Evaluation of Approaches to Determine Mixing and Assimilation of Reuse Effluent

Funding Agency: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Amount: $190,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Ju-Yeon Jo

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: GenCyber Summer Camp: Cybersecurity Summer Camp for High School Students in Southern Nevada

Funding Agency: National Security Agency

Amount: $99,991

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Simon Jowitt

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: A Global Inventory of Current and Future Mining Sites

Funding Agency: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Simon Jowitt

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Mapping and Quantifying Water Risks Associated with Mining

Funding Agency: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Amount: $6,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Kwang Kim

UNLV Department: Mechanical Engineering

Project Title: Advanced Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Sensors for Aerospace Robotic Applications

Funding Agency: EPSCoR/National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Amount: $24,652

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Dak Kopec

UNLV Department: Architecture

Project Title: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Community Based and Day Habilitation Program

Funding Agency: Bay Cove Human Services

Amount: $6,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Michelle Light

UNLV Department: Library Faculty

Project Title: Latino Voices in Southern Nevada

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Amount: $50,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Gwen Marchand

UNLV Department: Center for Research, Evaluation & Assessment

Project Title: Outcome Evaluation of Education Programs - Part II

Funding Agency: ACS Ventures

Amount: $147,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Gwen Marchand

UNLV Department: Center for Research, Evaluation & Assessment

Project Title: Outcome Evaluation of Education Programs - Part II

Funding Agency: ACS Ventures

Amount: $18,315

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Norma Marrun

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: Abriendo Caminos/Opening Pathways for Students of Color into the Teaching Profession: Giving Back to the Community Through Teaching

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $110,000

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Rebecca Martin

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Planet Formation in Binary Star Systems

Funding Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Amount: $10,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - State

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $6,250

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.994

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $7,500

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.757

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $15,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.336

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $29,214

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Sheniz Moonie

UNLV Department: Environmental & Occupational Health

Project Title: 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Telephone Survey - CFDA 93.305

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $3,750

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Alison Netski

UNLV Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Project Title: Affiliation Agreement Between Department of Psychiatry and Family Services, Desert Willow Treatment Center

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Health and Human Services-Dv of C&FS

Amount: $80,302

Project Type: Scholarships And Fellowships

 

Principal Investigator: Federick Ngo

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: EAGER: Using High School Transcript Data and Diagnostic Information to Fine-Tune Placement Policy and Tailor Instruction in Developmental Math

Funding Agency: University of Southern California-FPT

Amount: $29,794

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Alexander Paz-Cruz

UNLV Department: Transportation Research Center

Project Title: Study of Advanced Mobility and Traffic Safety Technologies using a Virtual Reality and Motion-based Driving Simulation Environment

Funding Agency: FACE Foundation

Amount: $5,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: FHN Grant Scope of Work (A05) (07/01/2017-06/30/2018)

Funding Agency: Southern Nevada Health District

Amount: $35,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Child Safety Training

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Child and Family Services

Amount: $6,817

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: AHT Prevention Training for IHS Staff - State

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health

Amount: $8,933

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: AHT Prevention Training for IHS Staff - FPT

Funding Agency: Nevada Division of Public & Behavioral Health-FPT

Amount: $11,840

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Tara Phebus

UNLV Department: Nevada Institute for Children

Project Title: Evaluation Planning for New CCDF Training Requirements

Funding Agency: NV Department of Education

Amount: $6,354

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Linda Quinn

UNLV Department: Teaching and Learning

Project Title: A Collaborative Pyramid Supporting Professional Development, Teacher Leadership and Teacher Retention: Phase II

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $32,500

Project Type: Instruction

 

Principal Investigator: Kurt Regner

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $111,097

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Blanca Rincon

UNLV Department: Educational Psychology & Higher Education

Project Title: Beyond Retention to Degree: Exploring the Post-College Pathways of URM STEM Aspirants - Northeast LSAMP Alliance: 2016-2021

Funding Agency: University of Connecticut-FPT

Amount: $54,568

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Emily Salisbury

UNLV Department: Center for Crime & Justice Policy

Project Title: Reducing Statewide Adult Recidivism: Implementing New Innovations for Nevada

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Corrections-FPT

Amount: $50,476

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Emily Salisbury

UNLV Department: Center for Crime & Justice Policy

Project Title: Smart Reentry for Justice-Involved Women in Portland, Oregon

Funding Agency: Multnomah County Department of Community Justice

Amount: $253,874

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Joel Snyder

UNLV Department: Psychology

Project Title: Bottom-Up and Top-Down Mechanisms of Context Effects During Auditory Scene Analysis

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research

Amount: $34,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Eric Strain

UNLV Department: Architecture

Project Title: Downtown Design Center: 2nd Annual Mayor's Urban Design Symposium

Funding Agency: City of Las Vegas

Amount: $25,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Ke-Xun Sun

UNLV Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Project Title: Precision Time and Frequency Transfer Technique - Task 31

Funding Agency: National Security Technologies

Amount: $231,000

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Paulette Tandy

UNLV Department: Accounting

Project Title: Internal Auditing Education Partnership

Funding Agency: Institute of Internal Auditors

Amount: $10,200

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Oliver Tschauner

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: UNLV Experimental Petrology Intern - Justin Reppart

Funding Agency: Jacobs Technology

Amount: $47,361

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Arya Udry

UNLV Department: Geoscience

Project Title: Jacobs Technology Graduate Intern - Zoe Wilbur

Funding Agency: Jacobs Technology

Amount: $29,664

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Jenifer Utz

UNLV Department: School of Life Sciences

Project Title: Developing the Skill and Will to Succeed in STEM

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Amount: $649,407

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Doris Watson

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Education

Project Title: Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation

Funding Agency: Nevada Department of Education

Amount: $150,000

Project Type: Scholarships And Fellowships

 

Principal Investigator: Sonya Watson

UNLV Department: Law School

Project Title: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Funding Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Amount: $90,000

Project Type: Public Service

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV-TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $10,590

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV- TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $8,701

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Rama Venkat

UNLV Department: Dean, College of Engineering

Project Title: UNLV- TBE Payload Development

Funding Agency: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc-FPT

Amount: $7,046

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Justin (Zhijun) Zhan

UNLV Department: Computer Science

Project Title: Establishing an Army Educational Outreach Program Site in Data Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Funding Agency: Technology Student Association

Amount: $36,756

Project Type: Academic Support

 

Principal Investigator: Qiang Zhu

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Developing Automated Tool for Searching and Analysis of Grain Boundary Phases on Ceramic Materials

Funding Agency: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Amount: $71,744

Project Type: Research

 

Principal Investigator: Qiang Zhu

UNLV Department: Physics and Astronomy

Project Title: Computational Screening of Prebiotics Formation from Simple Amino Acids

Funding Agency: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories

Amount: $47,284

Project Type: Research

 

Q3FY18 GRAND TOTAL: $9,097,864